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Technical

What is Fibre Optic cable?

Fibre optic cables consist of strands of pure glass which are as thin as a human hair and carry digital information over long distances.

What are the advantages of using fibre cables now instead of copper cables?

There are numerous advantages of fibre cables over copper. The key advantages are listed here: Optical fibre's high bandwidth means that a lot more data can be transmitted faster; a pair of copper wires (which is what most houses in urban areas use for the initial point of access to the Internet) can transmit two telephone calls simultaneously, whilst a single optical fibre can transmit over 80,000; optical fibre is unaffected by electro-magnetic interference, and so is ideal in electrically "noisy" environments eg where there is high voltage equipment nearby; optical fibre's high bandwidth means that a lot more data can be transmitted faster.

Is it safe to put fibre cables alongside power cables?

Optical fibre is unaffected by electro-magnetic interference, and so is ideal in electrically "noisy" environments eg where there is high voltage equipment nearby

How do you blow fibre cables?

Fibre cables have now been designed to be blown down small microducts on a bed of compressed air, reducing cost and installation time.

What is the difference between multi-mode and single-mode?

Multi mode cables have a higher bandwidth and single mode cables transmit at higher speeds.

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Commercial

What lengths of cable do you supply?

Utility Fibre Systems can supply any length you require, so you only pay for what you need.

Can you supply blown fibre?

Yes. Utility Fibre Systems is Emtelle's approved distributor and can offer all the Fibreflow products.

Can you do next day delivery?

Yes. If an order is placed by 3-00pm, and the product(s) are in stock, we can provide next day delivery.

Do you supply cable duct?

Yes. Utility Fibre Systems stocks all approved telecommunications duct, bends and chambers.

Where can I get the specialist equipment to install blown fibre?

You can hire all the blowing equipment needed for blowing fibre down microduct from Utility Fibre Systems.

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